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Biological & Agricultural Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Idaho Falls

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
phone: (208) 282-7900
fax: (208) 282-7929



Biological Systems Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering Biological Systems Engineering will prepare you to solve technological problems in systems that involve plants, animals, microorganisms and biological materials.

As a graduate you will produce creative and effective solutions to problems in the environment, our food supply, and the interaction of living organisms in a biologically complex, interconnected and changing world. The program may be designed to prepare you for advanced biomedical or environmental engineering studies. 

You will have opportunities to work with consulting and industrial firms in design, environmental control and monitoring, non-point source pollution abatement, bioremediation, hydrology and water quality control. You may also work with food processing industries in storage, product development and quality control. Other options include governmental agencies in water resources, environmental quality, and environmental protection.

Coursework - 128 credits required

Required course work includes university requirements (see regulation J-3) and coursework common to all options in an BAE undergraduate degree. A letter grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division engineering courses: BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275 and Phys 211.

Students are required to submit a course plan and a statement of how the humanities and social science course requirements complement the technical content of the curriculum and are consistent with the program and institution objectives.

  • BAE 242 Agricultural Engineering Analysis and Design (2 cr)
  • BAE 461 Bioprocess Engineering (3 cr)
  • Biol 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
  • Chem 277 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr)
  • Chem 278 Organic Chemistry I: Lab (1 cr)
  • MMBB 250, 255 General Microbiology and Lab (5 cr)
  • MMBB 380 Introductory Biochemistry (4 cr)
  • Biological Science Electives (3 cr)
  • Technical Electives (9 cr)

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